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Monday, September 20, 2004


The First World is the New Third World

If you're a 'middle-class American' - move. Your future isn't looking very good.

"...Yet his kids -- his son is 26 and his twin daughters are 21 -- still live at home because they can't afford places of their own. None of them went to college, although his daughters had 3.8 grade-point averages in high school and his son aced the SATs. They're saving to go back to school -- eventually. In the meantime, they work. His son lays carpet and his daughters stock shelves in a warehouse."

The structural results of a century of myopia from those who should have been leaders. Not to mention the replacement of conversation with hyperconsumption.

-- umair // 2:47 PM // 0 comments


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